Stories by Agam Shah

Mobile storage about to balloon with new 3D flash chips from Intel and Micron

Smartphones, tablets and PCs are about to get a whole lot more storage capacity thanks to new 3D flash chips from Intel and Micron that cram more bits into a smaller space.

Unlocked HTC One M9 smartphone to sell for $649

HTC's flagship One M9 smartphone will be available in the U.S. from Friday, with an unlocked version selling for US$649.

USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

The emerging USB 3.1 standard is set to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data two times faster than the previous USB technology.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

Windows 10 devices in the future could be measuring temperature, environmental pressure and carbon dioxide levels, as Microsoft provides an interface to support a wide range of sensors.

HP moves on from Apple's Beats, partners with Bang & Olufsen on audio

Hewlett-Packard once relied on Beats for audio technology in its PCs and tablets, but that was before Apple acquired it. HP has now found a new audio partner in Bang & Olufsen.

Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

With Android and iOS dominating the tablet market, Mozilla's Firefox OS hasn't had much of a look in. It's now getting a bit of help from ARM rival Imagination Technologies, which has ported a version of Firefox to a prototype tablet based on its MIPS chip architecture.

Former AMD CEO Rory Read finds a home in Dell

Former AMD CEO Rory Read has seemingly stepped down the executive ladder by taking a job at Dell to lead global commercial sales, but some analysts think the move could give him a career boost.

Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

Microsoft is looking beyond 4K with Windows 10 and bringing 8K support to the OS, years before TVs, monitors and content for that display resolution become widely available.

After hitting Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 will head to Qualcomm's board

Raspberry Pi 2 has been the only announced option for enthusiasts looking to make electronics using Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10, but Qualcomm is now offering its DragonBoard 410c as an alternative.

Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer is pumping more horsepower into its Chromebook C910 with an optional Intel Core i5 processor based on the Broadwell architecture.

Tag Heuer developing luxury smartwatch with Google, Intel

Most smartwatches come from technology companies, but Swiss watchmakers are joining the game.

Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV service cuts out cable, heads to iPad

Sony says it will free you from expensive cable contracts through its ambitious PlayStation Vue live-TV streaming service, which will initially work on the PlayStation gaming console but later spread to devices like Apple's iPad.

Microsoft wants to kill passwords with biometric authentication in Windows 10

Microsoft is out to kill passwords by providing an option to log in to its upcoming Windows 10 OS, applications and Web services via fingerprint, face or iris detection.

With new specification, run one application across devices

Raw horsepower has always been important measuring stick for performance of mobile devices and PCs, but it's also important to determine whether applications are written to exploit all the available hardware features.

Intel doesn't want Curie wearable computer making fashion statements

Intel wants wearable device technology to be inconspicuous, so it's making its Curie wearable computer available through a button-sized board or as part of a chip package.